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Government designed for new times

Number 2
Winter 2014
Innovation in local government open data and information technology

In this series, we explore innovative approaches by local government leaders to deliver value for their citizens. Our first collection looks specifically at how to harness open data and IT to achieve that goal to modernize government and deliver value for citizens while tackling the challenge of “doing more with less.”

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How government can promote open data

April 2014—Open data has the potential not only to transform every sector of the economy but also to unleash more than $3 trillion in global economic value annually. Government has a critical role to play.more

A closer look at open data
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A closer look at open data: Opportunities for impact

Local and regional governments can use open data to make substantial improvements to public services, especially in the fields of education, transportation, and health care.

Coordinates for change
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Coordinates for change: How GIS technology and geospatial analytics can improve city services

Through GIS technology, cities can optimize information dissemination, urban planning, and service delivery—enhancements that will fundamentally improve quality of life for residents.

Partnering to build smart cities
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Partnering to build smart cities

“Smart city projects” are designed to remake older industrial areas into energy-efficient zones that will attract residents and investors—but their success depends on close collaboration with private technology firms.

Capturing efficiencies through smart technologies
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Capturing efficiencies through smart technologies

Data-driven solutions that help cities achieve smart growth can provide both environmental and economic value.

Capturing value from IT
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Capturing value from IT: A ten-point plan for the public sector

City administrators and government managers often struggle to find the right combination of people, tools, and systemsfor IT projects; our 10-point agenda can help them overcome these obstacles.

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